Netizens Defend Rocket Punch Juri Against Reporter’s Question Involving S. Korea & Japan’s Political Tension
K-Pop idol rookies Rocket Punch debuted just recently on August 7th with their album ‘PINK PUNCH’.
‘BIMBAMBUM’, the title track of the album, is a tropical house meets futuristic electronic song that is easy to listen to due to its simplicity and clean production.
Group member Takahashi Juri, formerly of AKB48, also talked about how she was inspired to enter the K-Pop scene after leaving the J-Pop group during the showcase.
“It is important that I challenge myself. I was challenging myself to do something new, which is the reason why I came to South Korea. I was contacted by Woollim Entertainment via e-ail, and I expressed to them my hopes of debuting in South Korea. The agency told me that they would be willing to support me, and now I’m here. And because I’ve been interested in Woollim Entertainment since long ago, I made the decision of trusting them.”
However, during the showcase, a reporter asked Juri how she felt about debuting in South Korea with the country currently having political tension with her home country, Japan.
MC Haru fortunately stepped in and shut down the question by intervening.
“Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, it might be difficult to get an answer for this question. I apologize, but also ask for understanding. We’d like for the questions to be about the album.”
Below are some of the comments left by netizens.
“She came to South Korea after leaving everything she had behind, what has she done wrong….Not even the ***** would do this…”
“Wow….this was out of line, and this is an idol who just debuted today…tsk.”